What could be better than a Christmas Eve Pageant? A Christmas Eve Pageant without rehearsals! All ages are invited to join us once again at Trinity’s Pop-up Pageant.
Does telling your child to “calm down” just ratchet up the stress? Are you wondering how to set appropriate parental boundaries? Could you brush up on your parental problem-solving skills?
In February 2019 area churches, including Sunnyside Wesleyan, Southminster United, Trinity Anglican, and St. Margaret Mary Catholic, will join together to host a series of four parenting workshops led by respected registered occupational therapist Denise De Laat and her partner Dr. Phil Ritchie, a psychologist. Both have served the community through the school system, at CHEO, and in private practice. The free sessions will be held on Tuesdays (Feb 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2019) from 7-8:30 pm will focus on the Collaborative Problem Solving Method (CPS) and are open to parents and guardians of children and youth in Old Ottawa South.
In late October 2018, we wrote to the community in light of the public announcement of fraud and embezzlement at the Glebe Parent’s Daycare (GPD). We committed to reviewing OSCA financial procedures, in light of the Glebe situation, and reporting back to our community on our findings.
Join us on Sunday, December 9th 2018 for our annual Breakfast with Santa! We are so excited to celebrate the season with you! Join us from 10:30 am-12:30 pm at The Firehall (260 Sunnyside Avenue) for festive fun. Admission is free and there is a free pancake breakfast for the first 150 people! We just ask that you bring a donation (food or monetary) for the Ottawa Food Bank.
For 15 years Amnesty International Write for Rights has given people hope in their darkest moments. Last year participants at Southminster sent 142 letters on behalf of prisoners of conscience around the world. Come join friends and neighbours at the Write for Rights event at Southminster United Church on Sunday afternoon, December 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
If you are a user of Hogs Back Park, please see this message Parks Canada recently sent:
"November 28, 2018 – This week, the contractor for the Hogs Back Dam and Fixed Bridge rehabilitation project will begin installing the cofferdam on the south side of the dam. This work requires the movement of heavy machinery across the multi-use pathway next to the staging area, southeast of the dam. In order to preserve public safety, the contractor will utilize flagstaff to control pedestrian traffic when heavy machinery is crossing. Pedestrians can expect brief intermittent delays during these times."
In the November 2018 OSCAR, the OSCA Traffic & Safety Committee published an article outlining the current situation along Bank Street in Old Ottawa South regarding East-West pedestrian signals. In the article, the committee proposes to work with the City to implement two changes: 1) make all E-W pedestrian signals automatic, and 2) make sure that all E-W pedestrian signals have an advanced green for pedestrians.
This is an invite to the clean up of the treed area on Canal Woods Terrace (formerly Bronson Place) for Sunday, November 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to noon: CANCELLED until the spring due to the frigid weather!
Have a say about Ottawa’s cultural scene by attending a public consultation event between November 16th to December 1st, 2018. Check out the event details here.
It’s important – did you know that Ottawa cultural sites and events drew audiences of over 5 million in 2017? And approximately 51,000 residents are employed in culture and tourism? Cultural events include film and food festivals, heritage and theatre districts, rural museums, urban concerts, and street art.